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Doctoral Training at Universities – Potential and Challenges

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Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
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At the doctoral level, the concept of research-led teaching needs to be translated into a highly differentiated model that both transcends “teaching” and yet defines what research-driven institutions like universities signify. What are adequate models for doctoral training – what models best foster the individual development of early-stage researchers? How can universities define conditions for doctoral education that enhance critical, innovative and highly risk-oriented projects? How can we best define the roles of supervisors and candidates? And who trains the trainers, i.e. how do we establish a peer culture for supervisors?

Speakers

Head, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Chair of the Executive Board, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Cologne
Chair, Steering Committee, Council for Doctoral Education, EUA - European University Association; Vice Rector for Research and Technology, University of Zagreb
Vice Rector for Research and Career Development, University of Vienna
Vice Rector for Art and Research, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Chair

Dipl.-Ing., Dr.techn. Günter BLÖSCHL

Head, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

1992-1994 Research Fellow, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University, Canberra
1997-2007 Associate Professor of Hydrology, Vienna University of Technology
since 2007 Full Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources, Vienna University of Technology
since 2008 Director, Centre for Water Resource Systems, Vienna University of Technology
since 2012 Head, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, Vienna University of Technology
since 2014 Advisory Professor, Hohai University, Nanjing

Dr. Pascale EHRENFREUND

Chair of the Executive Board, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Cologne

1983-1988 Astronomy and Biology/Genetics, University of Vienna
1988 M.S. Molecular Biology, Austrian Academy of Science, Institute of Molecular Biology, Salzburg
1990 Ph.D. Astrophysics, University of Vienna
1999 Venia legendi in Astrochemistry, University of Vienna
2001-2003 Associate Professor at Leiden Observatory, NL
2002-2008 Adjunct Professor, Univ. Nijmegen, Institute of Astronomy, NL
2003-2004 Professor, Astrobiology, University of Amsterdam
2004-2005 Professor, Astrobiology, Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University
2005-2008 Distinguished Visiting Scientist/Consultant, JPL/Caltech, Pasadena
2006 Professor, Astrobiology, Leiden University
2008 M.A. Management & Leadership, Webster University
  Research Professor of Space Policy & International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs,
  George Washington University, Washington DC
since 2008 Lead Investigator: NASA Astrobiology Institute, Node Wisconsin Faculty,
2013-2015 President, Austrian Science Fund FWF, Vienna
since 2015 Chair of the Executive Board, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Cologne

Ph.D. Melita KOVACEVIC

Chair, Steering Committee, Council for Doctoral Education, EUA - European University Association; Vice Rector for Research and Technology, University of Zagreb

1984-1986 Teaching Assistant, Eastern Washington University
1986-1987 Psychologist, Perinatal Medicine, General hospital Holy Spirit (Sveti Duh)
1987-1989 Child's psychologist, Children's Center 'Little Prince'
1988-1991 Lecturer in developmental psychology, University of Zagreb
since 1989 Research and teaching position at the University of Zagreb, Department for Speech and Language Pathology (2001, Associate Professor, 2007, Full Professor)
since 2006 Vice-Rector for Research and Technology, University of Zagreb

Mag. Dr. Susanne WEIGELIN-SCHWIEDRZIK

Vice Rector for Research and Career Development, University of Vienna

1973 Studies in Sinology, Japanese Studies and Political Science, Bonn University
1980 Research Fellow at Beijing University
1984-1985 Research Fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies, University of California at Berkeley
1987 Guest Lecturer at Qinghua University, Beijing
1999-2001 Vice Rector for International Relations, University of Heidelberg; cooptation into the Committee for University Relations, Intern at the HRK Bonn; Stay as a visiting research scholar at the Center for Chinese Studies / University of California at Berkeley
2002 Professor of Sinology, University of Vienna
2005 Madeleine H. Russell Visiting Professor for Non-Western and Comparative Studies / Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2010-2011 Dean of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna
since 2011 Vice Rector for Research and Career Development, University of Vienna

Mag. Dr. MLitt Andrea BRAIDT

Vice Rector for Art and Research, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

1999-2001 Researcher, International Cultural Documentation Centre, Vienna
2001-2003 Junior Fellow and Abroad Fellow, IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna
2003-2004 Visiting Professor, Gender Studies Department, Central European University, Budapest
2004-2011 Senior Scientist, Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna
since 2011 Vice Rector for Art and Research, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Higher Education Symposium

show timetable

19.08.2014

19:00 - 22:00Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDUPlenary
21:00 - 22:30Vienna Lectures: "Brainier, Better, More Beautiful... - Can Humans be Optimised?"Culture

20.08.2014

09:00 - 09:10OpeningPlenary
09:10 - 09:20Framing the ChallengePlenary
09:20 - 10:30Times They are a-Changin' - How Societal Trends Impact European UniversitiesPlenary
11:00 - 12:00Transformation Messages for UniversitiesPlenary
12:00 - 12:15Introduction to the World CaféPlenary
13:50 - 14:00Universities of the Future - Showcasing Transformation in ActionBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Scientists in Society: Towards Interdisciplinary Capacity BuildingBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: How Can Internal Quality Management Assure Competence-Based Education?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Arts-Based Research on the Doctoral LevelBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Artistic Practice Equipping Us for a Changing WorldBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Blogging for Interactive Critical ThinkingBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Multiple Choice Tests: More than a Time Saver for TeachersBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Technology and Art as a Symbiosis for Media ProfessionsBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Education by Two: Tertiary Education Jointly Designed by Universities and CorporationsBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Supporting Women Is Important, But What About Supporting Men?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching to Foster Mutual Understanding of Different DisciplinesBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Addressing Student-Centred Learning in External Quality AssuranceBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Mastering Challenges of Lifelong Learning at UniversitiesBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Online Teaching for All!Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Doctoral Education in a Global Context: Challenges and OpportunitiesBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The Role of Universities in a Knowledge-Based SocietyBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Education in Sustainable Development: Implementation and EvaluationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: Gaming Simulation for Training in Systems-ManagementBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: Active Learning in Spite of a Large Amount of Material - An Illusion?!Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: How Can Public Health Education Be Constructed Flexibly?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 20: How Can a University Assert Itself in the International Environment?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 21: Learning by Researching. A Best Practice Example where "Money Matters"Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 22: In Austria, Dropouts Aren't Dropouts and Students Aren't StudentsBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 23: Transfinlandia: Gender Invention in Artistic EducationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 24: Service Learning - Applied Knowledge in Higher EducationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 25: How to Combine Different Disciplines to Face Bioeconomic Challenges?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 26: Living Knowledge - Social Impact in Higher EducationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 27:  University Meets Industry  A Lifelong Learning ProjectBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 28: Lab Inter Arts - A Platform for Cross-Cultural Performance ProjectsBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 29: Community-Based Learning through Community Health AssessmentBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 30: The University of the Future - A Haven for Self-Realisation?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 31: Teaching Research? Interdisciplinary Grant-Writing Skills for PhD StudentsBreakout
16:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: What are the Implications of Internationalisation for Students?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00Shaping the Future - Concrete Next Steps for ActionBreakout
20:00 - 20:45Changing the Role of and Practices in Higher EducationPlenary
20:45 - 21:30CityScienceTalk: Universities - Trendsetters for a Changing World?Plenary
21:30 - 23:00ReceptionSocial
23:15 - 23:30Closing RemarksPlenary

21.08.2014

09:00 - 10:30Doctoral Training at Universities - Potential and ChallengesPartner
11:00 - 12:30The Significance of Gender at Higher Education Institutions - Gender Diversity and Feminism, Blessing or Curse?Partner